Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MOCs: Atlantean Royal Metal Works Solo Suppression Craft SSC-001x "Hammerhead"

(This continues my on-going series of posts on my own Lego creations (or MOCs for short))

When the Lego DC Superheroes Aquaman minifig came out in the LEGO Arctic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice Set #76000 I knew I wanted one.

I've always liked Aquaman and felt he was underappreciated as a member of the Justice League of America.

What does he have to do with this MOC.  Well nothing at the start.  I had a box of parts staring at me and I decided to build a one man craft.  And then I put Aquaman in as the pilot and the story started to write itself.  The single man craft would be an underwater speeder for the king of Atlantis.

Time to serve some Fish Fry!

Build #1

The Jet speeder

So I started out with this one.  I think I had GI Joe on my mind and this was similar to a Joe vehicle I vaguely remember.

The underside of the build shows the "lifter" units (The red bricks).

The side view showing the profile of the vehicle.  The landing skids can actually be folded.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to take pictures of the folded skids

Build #2

First the write up I did for this second build:

"Atlantean Royal Metal Works Solo Suppression Craft SSC-001x "Hammerhead"
Arthur Curry, king of Atlantis, commissioned the ARMW to come up with a single person craft capable of doing policing duties in the fringes of the undersea kingdom of Atlantis.

The result of that request was the creation of the Hammerhead. A single seater underwater speeder, it has dual weapons hard points that enable ARMW to mount a flexible array of weapons load outs.
It has since been distributed in large numbers to help out in the anti-rebel efforts of Arthur Curry.
some rich Atlanteans have requested their own personal Hammerheads without the weapons hard points."

So the second build looks like a more fully formed vehicle if you ask me.

It now comes complete with small wings on the side that can change their angle as well as a weapons hardpoint in front.

Here's a front view of Aquaman with his new ride

Looks decent enough.  I wish I had the bricks I used here in other colors.  I really want tos see this in an all read version.  Or all black.

What do you guys think?